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KungPaoChic

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West Palm Beach, Florida, US

https://www.change.org/petitions/join-o … FVhPkUzyjd

So this petition for change.org came to my email today

I thought this line in the petition was particularly interesting
"We need the FTC's help because ads sell more than products; they sell attitudes, values, images, identity, and expectations…all in order to sell products. We need their help because pictures are claims, and worth at least 1000 words."


Seems relevant -- any thoughts?

Oops probably should have put this in General Industry.

Apr 19 14 11:17 am Link

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Paul AI

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Shawnee, Oklahoma, US

/popcorn

Apr 19 14 11:20 am Link

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KungPaoChic

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West Palm Beach, Florida, US

Without commenting on the photoshop aspect of the potential bill I think if ads are teaching our kids values we're kind of royally screwed.

Apr 19 14 11:20 am Link

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KungPaoChic

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West Palm Beach, Florida, US

Paul AI wrote:
/popcorn

well that's original tongue

Apr 19 14 11:21 am Link

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Paul AI

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Shawnee, Oklahoma, US

KungPaoChic wrote:

well that's original tongue

Just waiting for the thread to get derailed, haha.

Apr 19 14 11:22 am Link

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KungPaoChic

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West Palm Beach, Florida, US

Paul AI wrote:

Just waiting for the thread to get derailed, haha.

Chugga chugga . . .

Apr 19 14 11:24 am Link

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LightDreams

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The "law" (HR4341) doesn't actually do anything except ask for a report.

Even with that limitation, it was then essentially shelved (sent to committee with what govtrack.us describes as a "1% chance of being enacted").

Basically pretty boring stuff, I'm afraid.

Apr 19 14 12:39 pm Link

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WIP

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

"photoshopped" dreadfull word. The person who worded this is %$^&£!

Apr 19 14 12:43 pm Link

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kickfight

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Portland, Oregon, US

"These ads are weapons of mass perfection"? OK, seriously? Leave the flowery prose for your personal Tumblr.

If you're legitimately serious about an issue that you're putting a petition together against it, stop with the cutesy turn of phrase. roll

Apr 19 14 12:43 pm Link

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KungPaoChic

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West Palm Beach, Florida, US

kickfight wrote:
"These ads are weapons of mass perfection"? OK, seriously? Leave the flowery prose for your personal Tumblr.

If you're legitimately serious about an issue that you're putting a petition together against it, stop with the cutesy turn of phrase. roll

lol

True

Apr 19 14 12:45 pm Link